Down 11,071 this week

PoliWood (2009)

 |  Documentary  |  1 May 2009 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 199 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 7 critic

An in-depth look at the Democratic and Republican national conventions held during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election year.


0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video


IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 780 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
a list of 50 titles
created 31 Jul 2012
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
a list of 175 titles
created 07 Dec 2013
a list of 1434 titles
created 12 May 2014

Related Items

Search for "PoliWood" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: PoliWood (2009)

PoliWood (2009) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of PoliWood.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Joe Pesci, Christian Slater, Victoria Abril
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Robert De Niro, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci
Envy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz
You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie 2010)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, John Goodman
Bandits (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett
Diner (1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon
Wag the Dog (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche
Sphere (1998)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson
Comedy | Musical

A writer named Stine in 1940s Hollywood tries to adapt his book into a screenplay and becomes immersed into the fictional world of his leading man, Stone, a hard-boiled detective looking to... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson

Hollywood screen legend Rosco "Fatty" Arbuckle's career comes to an end in the fall of 1921 when a young girl dies at his party and he is falsely accused of assaulting and killing her.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Eric Stonestreet
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Barry Levinson wrote the movie Diner, he created characters based on a composite of various guys he hung out with at the local diner. The Original Diner Guys documentary follows the ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Barry Levinson
Los Alamos (TV Mini-Series 2015)

The story of the clash between scientists and the military during the development of the first Atomic Bomb.



Credited cast:
Richard Abramowitz ...
Charlie Daniels ...


An in-depth look at the Democratic and Republican national conventions held during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election year.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Film With Prerequisites
3 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary was phenomenal. from start to finish, Barry Levinson shows a comprehensive look at what the political process has become, how it got that way, and how the "well known" status has influenced it, for better, and for worse.

this movie is not independently about the liberal media, it is not independently about the conservative right, it is not independently about celebrities, politicians, appeal, communication, dialog, it is not about telling you what to think. In a day and age where Michael Moore seems to have ruined the playing field for politically themed documentaries, this film returns credit to the scene. it is bipartisan, it is representative of both sides of the spectrum, and it almost seems to attempt to unite the two sides in healthy dialog.

i don't like people that come on and generalize and project, people that say "if you don't like this movie then you're an idiot" or something to that effect, but with that said, i feel like not liking or at least appreciating what this film is trying to accomplish means you're politics and thought process have fallen victim to the games MSNBC and FoxNews are playing with you.

there are equal minutes for both sides and some of the most accomplishing moments come from "hollywood elitist" types engaging in a gut-wrenchingly powerful conversation with people at the RNC. At the conclusion of the RNC portion, my jaw was dropped and i almost felt like standing up and applauding.

the aforementioned prerequisites for watching this film are that you go into without bias. i don't care if you've voted straight ticket democrat, or want Obama out of office, or don't like war, or are for the end of abortion, whatever your politics may be, THROW THEM OUT before you watch this. Poliwood will not "Michael Moore" you with skewed facts, it will not fox news you with slanted opinion or fact. it will present a case for getting this country back in the right direction, it will challenge you to do your own research before you open your mouth, it will show you humility and understanding from the common man to the A-list celebrity.

but most importantly it will show you that this government is now, always has been, and always will be the best option for our country, the democratic process and way of life is a luxury, and the freedom to speak and do as we please comes with great responsibility. i think this film is trying to hold us accountable to our obligation as Americans to BE INFORMED, to BE EDUCATED, to BE UNDERSTANDING, and to BE FAIR.

what is right for me here in Texas, may not be what's right for you in North Carolina, but we can have an open dialog to better understand each other, as opposed to letting what conservative and liberal talking heads say speak for us.

so cast your political bias aside, this movie is not aiming to change what your politics are, it's aiming to change the kind of person you are. it promotes tolerance and the responsibility to educate yourself. and it's got some entertaining and funny moments to boot. a truly great film, and i'm glad i had the pleasure of watching it, and hope you get the chance too.

13 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss PoliWood (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page